Professor Susan Stone, the Catherine Mary and Eileen Clare Hutto Chair for Social Services in Public Education, has been selected for induction into the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. The AASWSW is an honorific society...Read more about Professor Susan Stone to be inducted into AASWSW
Mu Sochua (MSW '81), one of the most prominent women in Cambodian national politics, returns to Cambodia despite probable imprisonment as the Vice President of the outlawed Cambodia National Rescue Party.Read more about Alumni in the News: Mu Sochua (MSW '81), VP of outlawed opposition party, returns to Cambodia
Ratu Orisi Lalabalavu, a senior with a double major in social welfare and anthropology, is one of hundreds of UC Berkeley students living in limbo as the future of DACA is decided in the courts.Read more about How one DACA student found his community — and voice — at Berkeley
Sunday, November 3, 2019 marked the induction ceremony for the California Social Work Hall of Distinction, which recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to social work and social welfare in California.
It is a testament to the reach of our program that each of this...Read more about Congratulations to 2019 Inductees to California Social Work Hall of Distinction
Veronica Alexander, Director of External Relations at Berkeley Social Welfare, was honored this week with a campus-wide award from Berkeley's Office of Gift Planning for initiating the most joint proposals for gifts to Berkeley Social Welfare as part of an estate plan. ...Read more about Veronica Alexander wins campus-wide fundraising award
“Ending violence from the mentally ill would still leave 96 percent of violent incidents.” Professor Jennifer Skeem and other researchers explain that policies focused on the general population — like red flag laws and universal background checks — will be more effective than policies that...Read more about Jennifer Skeem on the intersection between mental illness and gun violence
Tina Sacks profiled in Berkeley News: "From Mississippi to Chicago to Belarus, ancestors guide her way"
During the 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved Africans to the English colonies, Berkeley News is highlighting members of the campus community whose personal stories, often marked by racism and discrimination, inform their life’s work. Assistant professor Tina Sacks is the first person...Read more about Tina Sacks profiled in Berkeley News: "From Mississippi to Chicago to Belarus, ancestors guide her way"
Professor Jennifer Skeem was invited to participate in a congressional briefing to bring the most up-to-date research on countering mass shootings to the U.S. Capitol. The briefing was organized by George Mason University’s Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy and Carnegie Mellon...Read more about Prof. Jennifer Skeem at Congressional Briefing on Countering Mass Shootings
Professor Jennifer Skeem's in-press study of the impact of risk assessment information on judges' sentencing of relatively rich vs. poor defendants was featured in WIRED magazine. Read more about Algorithms Should’ve Made Courts More Fair. What Went Wrong?
"None of This Means Anything if You Can't Bring Other People Along:" Dean Linda Burton on Leadership, Scholarship, and Shaping the Discourse
July 16, 2019 was declared Ari Neulight Day in the City of Berkeley in honor of Neulight's efforts to meet the needs of unhoused residents.
During yesterday's City Council meeeting, Neulight was presented with a city proclamation in recognition of his "tangible positive impact on...Read more about Ari Neulight Honored by City of Berkeley
A study out of the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences revealed the perceived discrimination experienced by women who decline certain medical procedures during pregnancy and childbirth, such as cesarean sections, epidurals, and episiotomies. Reports of...Read more about Dr. Tina Sacks Weighs in on Study Regarding Pregnancy Care Discrimination
With the passing of Phyllis Koshland Friedman on July 2, 2019, Berkeley Social Welfare lost one of its most steadfast supporters.
Phyllis earned her BA in Social Welfare in 1944 — one of the first to graduate from our program — and came back in mid-life to earn her MSW here in 1971. She...Read more about In Memoriam: Phyllis Koshland Friedman
Professor Linda M. Burton has been named the next dean of Berkeley Social Welfare. Currently the James B. Duke Professor of Sociology, and previously dean of Social Sciences and director of the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University, Burton will bring extensive leadership...Read more about Renowned Child Welfare Scholar Linda M. Burton Named Dean of Berkeley Social Welfare
The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. In 2016, over 6.6 million adults were under correctional supervision, and an additional 975,000 youths under 18 had cases pass through the juvenile court system. The impacts of justice system involvement are disproportionately...Read more about Erin Kerrison and Jennifer Skeem Address one of the Grand Challenges of Social Work
Meeting Greg Evans (MSW '86) in the high-rise office of the McGuireWoods law firm in downtown San Francisco, you wouldn't guess that he opened his first law office in a homeless shelter. As a law student in South Bend, Indiana, he had worked with the school's Dean and the community to open a...Read more about Law in Service to the Public Good: Greg Evans (MSW '86)
Ella Callow, this year's commencement speaker for Berkeley Social Welfare, has spent her career tackling one of the central questions of inclusion. "How do barriers impact the well-being of individuals with disabilities? And how can the system better serve these families so that we're being...Read more about Commencement Speaker Ella Callow (BA '97)
The journey to success is rarely a smooth and linear path. For UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare undergraduate Begonia Herbert-Ramirez, the path to becoming a University Medal nominee with a 4.0 GPA was particularly trying. Through the ups and downs, however, were two things that kept her...Read more about Begonia Herbert-Ramirez: Finding a Home in Haviland Hall